Mysuru, June 6:- State BJP president and former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa was not his usual self yesterday. While thanking the voters for their overwhelming support during the Assembly elections at an event held at Rajendra Kalamandir on Tuesday, Yeddyurappa, instead of saying Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, kept repeating chief minister Siddaramaiah.
Actually, Yeddyurappa wanted to criticise Kumaraswamy who had said recently that “I am indebted to the Congress and not to the people of Karnataka” but the Lingayat strongman, instead of taking Kumaraswamy’s name took Siddaramaiah’s, much to the embarrassment of all those present at the venue. One of the BJP leaders corrected Yeddyurappa at the right before much damage could be done.
“We were expecting of 130 seats in the assembly election. But we could win only 104 seats. Kumaraswamy government is confusing the people of Karnataka. Instead of waiting for Rahul Gandhi’s arrival, the government should take a call on farm loans. Kumaraswamy should stop insulting the people by saying he became Chief Minister by chance and not by choice. He wouldn’t have called for the meeting of farmers if we had not called for state bandh,” he said.
“I had to fly to pay last respects to seer Mahanthanandha. I had taken prior permission from the governor. Why is Kumaraswamy asking for accountability again and again? I will write an open letter in this regard. Kumaraswamy and his father are behaving as the reincarnation of Sathya Harishchandra. I will pay the money for my transportation. The situation of Kumaraswamy and co will be known in the coming days. I am challenging Kumaraswamy to dissolve the Assembly Sabha and face elections again,” Yeddyurappa said.
Earlier, Yeddyurappa watered saplings to mark the World Environment Day.
MP Pratap Simha, MLA S A Ramadas, Nagendra, city BJP president Dr Manjunath B H, Tejaswini Gowda, M V Ramaprasad and others were present. (MR/KS).